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Moonfest 艺满中秋 2017
Peking Opera Classic Excerpts
“京剧风采”经典折子戏专场
By Hubei Provincial Peking Opera Theatre (China) 湖北省京剧院(中国)
Synopsis

The highly-feted Hubei Provincial Peking Opera Theatre performs five signature works from the troupe’s repertoire, shining the spotlight on key Peking Opera characterisations, including the rarely seen Justice Bao. The troupe’s award-winning top notch performers, including Plum Blossom Award-winners Pei Yongjie, Wang Xiaochan and Wan Xiaohui, are set to delight all with their dazzling artistry, immaculate singing and spectacular acrobatic displays.

Xu Ce Running to the City Wall (Cast: Pei Yongjie)
An extract from the Peking Opera classic Xue Gang Rebels Against the Court, it relates how the aged Xu Ce helps avenge the Xue Clan’s sufferings at the hands of an evil official. Performed by Plum Blossom Award-winner Pei Yongjie, whose exuberant singing and impeccable operatic techniques bring out the swelling emotions of the lead character.

Meeting the Queen (Cast: Jiang Feng, Chen Xiaoxia)
Justice Bao is the legendary incorruptible judge who upholds justice and protects the weak. One day, as he is out distributing relief to the poor, he comes across a blind beggar at a temple. The beggar turns out to be the Emperor’s birth mother, and has an imperial yellow handkerchief as proof. Bao then helps her to seek redress. This excerpt showcases the actors’ polished dramatic singing ability.

Monkey King Battles the Water Demon (Cast: Yang Fan, Lu Meng)
A water demon wreaks havoc at Sizhou, causing harm to the people. Monkey King leads an army of heavenly guards to fight her, and the people regain their peaceful lives again. This excerpt is an energetic martial arts display where the dazzling array of acrobatic movements is bound to have audience members on the edge of their seats.

Wu Jia Slope (Cast: Wan Xiaohui, Wang Xiaochan)
For 18 years, Wang Baochuan has waited faithfully for her husband, Xue Pinggui, who was drafted into the army. One day, Xue receives a letter from Wang and decides to return home. When Xue meets Wang at Wu Jia Slope, he does not immediately acknowledge her, but feigns asking for directions to test her feelings. Performed by two Plum Blossom Award winners, this excerpt showcases their abilities to perform lilting, poignant melodies and a gripping story.

Farewell My Concubine (Cast: Pei Yongjie, Pan Xin)
This classic describes the final moments of the legendary King of Western Chu, Xiang Yu. Suspecting that his army has surrendered to the King of Han, Xiang Yu drinks a fond farewell with his beloved concubine Yu Ji, who performs a sword dance as she sings to comfort the distraught King. Xiang Yu’s domineering aura and Yu Ji’s tenderness, unwavering loyalty and feminine virtues are immortalised in this hugely popular and unforgettable showpiece.

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Hubei Provincial Peking Opera Theatre
Founded in 1970, the Hubei Provincial Peking Opera Theatre has developed rapidly and become one of the leading Peking Opera troupes, having been conferred the National Key Peking Opera Troupe honour by China’s Ministry of Culture in 2005, and honoured as a protector of Intangible Cultural Heritage (Peking Opera) by China’s State Council in 2008. The troupe boasts many award-winning performers, including four Plum Blossom Award winners: Zhu Shihui, Pei Yongjie, Wang Xiaochan and Wan Xiaohui. The troupe has also won numerous awards such as the highly coveted National Wenhua Award, and has toured overseas to the US, Russia, Canada, Australia, Italy, Japan and more.

一台集合了众多名角的折子戏专场。老生老旦、武旦武生、花脸青衣,其中有各项戏剧大奖得主,包括梅花奖、小梅花金奖、牡丹奖等,无论是唱腔做功念词,各显自家行当中的技艺深湛,为经典折子戏加码。

《徐策跑城》 演员:裴咏杰
唐朝名将被奸臣所害,其后代薛刚在流放期间集结兵马准备报仇,一日收获老臣徐策书信后,他率人马进逼长安。徐策急禀皇帝,请皇帝以洗清功臣冤屈为条件,化解了攻城危机。

《徐策跑城》融京剧唱、念、做于一体。整体节奏随着徐策“跑城”的内心情感推展,以不间断的步伐表现跑姿甚是逼真。

《遇皇后》 演员:江峰、陈晓霞
北宋,包拯包青天陈州放粮,巧遇瞎眼丐婆告状。丐婆实为当朝天子之母,即真宗之妃。包青天代她回朝辨冤,说明狸猫换太子的事,让她沉冤得雪。

《遇皇后》是一出极重于唱功的剧目。皇后唱腔铿锵有力,而包拯抑扬顿挫的唱功,表现出廉明好官的人物性格。

《泗州城》 演员:杨帆、吕蒙

女妖水母盘踞泗州,兴风作浪,祸害百姓。孙悟空率神兵天将她降服,还百姓安定的生活。

《泗州城》为武旦武生戏。武戏连场,精彩绝伦,叫人看得眼花缭乱!

《武家坡》 演员:万晓慧、王小蝉
王宝钏清守寒窑18年,一日写下血书寄其夫薛平贵;平贵得信后急返长安。夫妻相遇武家坡,多年不见,平贵借问路探妻,宝钏一路逃回寒窑,平贵赶到诉说别后经历,夫妻终于相认。

《武家坡》唱腔柔美婉转,故事情节紧凑,是青衣与老生的“看家戏”。

《霸王别姬》 演员:裴咏杰、潘欣
楚汉相争,楚霸王项羽被困垓下,听闻四面楚歌,以为全军覆没。时汉军攻急,虞姬惟恐霸王为了她而误事,先饮酒舞剑解霸王愁怀再持剑自刎。

虞姬边舞边唱,展现以柔胜刚的精彩剑舞。项羽勇猛霸气的性格,脸谱却表现穷途末路的苍凉。两位出神入化的演出令人难忘。

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湖北省京剧院
成立于1970年的湖北省京剧院,四十多年承袭京剧的优秀传统,上演了三百余出传统剧目之余,更是致力于改革创新,多部剧作演出赢得国家文华大奖、中国戏曲学会奖、中国京剧艺术节金奖等。剧院造就了众多名家名角,包括梅花将得主朱世慧、裴咏杰、王小蝉、万晓慧等,而中青年演员也是人才辈出,是为京剧艺术的中坚力量。剧院经常出访国外演出,足迹遍及欧洲、澳大利亚,以及美、俄、日、加、韩,还有港、澳、台等国家地区。

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Internet : 13 Jul 2017, 9am
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Language

Mandarin with English and Chinese Surtitles

Duration

Approximately 3 hours
(20 minutes Interval)

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A classic Peking Opera comedy starring the top comedic actor in Peking Opera and two-time Plum Blossom Award-winner Zhu Shihui. Zhu portrays his signature male clown role of Xu Jiujing in a presentation that is bound to entertain from start to finish.Scholar Xu Jiujing tops the official examinations but is not conferred the Top Scholar title as the Marquis dislikes his looks. Years later, the Royal Duke promotes Xu and orders him to preside as a judge over a difficult case, where the Duke and the Marquis are on opposite sides. As Xu uncovers the truth, he is caught in a moral dilemma. Does he repay the Duke’s kindness even as he suspects the Duke to be in the wrong? Or does he remain objective and risk his career by ruling in favour of the Marquis?See how Xu turns situations around with wit and cunning in this courtroom comedy that entertains with one humorous episode after another, and has been staged over 700 times in the past three decades!Zhu Shihui will be joined by his protégé and national first grade performer Tan Yuan, who shares the lead role with Zhu, as well as many fellow award-winning performers.Hubei Provincial Peking Opera TheatreFounded in 1970, the Hubei Provincial Peking Opera Theatre has developed rapidly and become one of the leading Peking Opera troupes, having been conferred the National Key Peking Opera Troupe honour by China’s Ministry of Culture in 2005, and honoured as a protector of Intangible Cultural Heritage (Peking Opera) by China’s State Council in 2008. The troupe boasts many award-winning performers, including four Plum Blossom Award winners: Zhu Shihui, Pei Yongjie, Wang Xiaochan and Wan Xiaohui. The troupe has also won numerous awards such as the highly coveted National Wenhua Award, and has toured overseas to the US, Russia, Canada, Australia, Italy, Japan and more.
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Moonfest 艺满中秋 2017 The Magic Paintbrush 神笔马良 By Paper Monkey Theatre 猴纸剧坊
Winner of M1-The Straits Times Life Theatre Awards 2017 for Best Production for the Young, Paper Monkey Theatre returns to Moonfest with The Magic Paintbrush!Once upon a time, there lived a poor orphan boy named Ma Liang. He loved to draw, but was too poor to buy a paintbrush, so he used coal and a stick to draw instead. His dedication moved the gods and they gave him a magic paintbrush that brought all the things he drew magically to life! He used the magic paintbrush to help the poor villagers, but an evil landlord and the greedy Emperor captured Ma Liang, and forced him to paint gold and silver for them.Will Ma Liang be able to escape and continue to do good and help the villagers? Find out in The Magic Paintbrush!An exciting performance based on a classic Chinese folktale, this engaging puppetry adaptation lets children learn about determination and kindness. Featuring exquisite traditional hand puppets, lively action and melodious music that will enthral and entertain all, from the young to the young at heart!A Moonfest 2017 commission.Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles.Advisory: Recommended for children aged 5 and up. Admission only for children aged 4 and up.
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Sri Warisan Som Said Performing Arts Presents 9 Rangkaian Tari Melayu In Collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres On the Bay as part of Pentas
9 Rangkaian Tari Melayu is a collection of nine choreographies that were developed from the Serampang 12  series, each with a philosophical narrrative and refined techniques that represent the customs and standards of elegance and sophistication in the Malay culture. Created by Guru Sauti, a dance pioneer from North Sumatra in the 1940s, these nine choreographies are now proposed as part of Singapore’s Malay cultural heritage by the Malay dance community. This presentation will emphasize on the philosophy and techniques of the choreographies
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Moonfest 艺满中秋 2017 Lantern-Making Workshop 灯笼制作工作坊 Conducted by Yong Kah Kin 杨家健
Complete your Mid-Autumn Festival experience and make your very own rocking rooster lantern!Conducted in English & Mandarin.Advisory: Recommended for children aged 6 to 9 years old. Admission only for children aged 5 and up.
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da:ns festival 2017 The Next Generation by LASALLE College of the Arts & Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Meet the next generation of dance talents in Singapore from LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), as they present an array of short dance pieces by local and international choreographers.LASALLE presents three vastly different artistic voices, reflecting its cosmopolitan and cutting-edge approach in art-making which pushes their dancers’ physical and conceptual boundaries – a moving excerpt of Silences We Are Familiar With (da:ns festival 2012 commission) by Kuik Swee Boon, a stark yet intense choreography by Lee Jae-young (Korea), as well as a commissioned work-in-progress creative showcase by experimental performance artist, Martin Schick (Switzerland/Germany) after a 2-week residency with its students; while NAFA presents two new premieres by its very own Ezekiel Oliveira (adjunct lecturer), Jereh Leong (alumnus) and a reprise by Lee Wan Yu (2017 graduate). Their work showcases the edge and versatility of NAFA’s dancers produced through the distinctive conservatory-style training and contemporary outlook that NAFA is known for.
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da:ns festival 2017 Dada Masilo's Swan Lake
“Masilo has achieved something rare with her Swan Lake; it’s an entertainment that is full of heart and art, a poetic experience that seems to cleanse and cure us, at least for a few precious moments after the house lights come up.” – artsfuse.org“…this Swan Queen is barefoot and bald; and as Tchaikovsky’s plaintive violin melody begins, her movements incorporate balletic sweep and the grounded, hip-shaking, stamping notes of African dance.” – The New York Times“Her dance idiom, performed by an excellent cast, feels both natural and expressive – feet pointed and stamped; arms graciously curved; buttocks flourished like tail feathers…” – The Guardian Noisy, humorous, earthy – this is Swan Lake as you have never seen before. The best-known work of South African dancer-choreographer Dada Masilo, Swan Lake overturns the traditional love story and hijacks the codes of classical ballet. Here, African dance styles rub shoulders with ballet and contemporary moves, and both men and women are swans. In between arabesques, there are stomping bare feet, swaying hips and energetic hoots against a score by Tchaikovsky, Steve Reich and Arvo Pärt. Masilo herself plays a fiery and kinetic version of Odette.Masilo breathes new life into this classic story with a powerful reflection on prejudice and freedom. Against their wishes, Odette and Siegfried are forced into an arranged marriage. But Siegfried struggles to speak the truth that he longs for the male swan Odile. Trapped within the conventions their society has enforced, the trio search to reconcile their hopeless situation expressed through poetic choreography. An alumnus of the renowned P.A.R.T.S institution in Brussels, Masilo is renowned for her reinterpretations of classics of the Western dance canon, which fuse ballet, contemporary and African dance seamlessly. Her arresting physical vocabulary emerged from the desire to enable dancers of diverse bodies to perform the great stories in dance. Performed with spirited dancing, by turns generously funny and poignant, Swan Lake will invoke laughter and tears.About Dada Masilo: Born in 1985, Masilo grew up in the impoverished township of Soweto, South Africa. In her teenage years, she and her street dance troupe performed at the Dance Factory school in Johannesburg, which subsequently became her training ground. She studied classical and contemporary dance in South Africa, followed by two years in Brussels at the renowned school Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S), where she was one of 30 candidates chosen from 250 applicants. There, Masilo created a solo The Dying Swan as a tribute to her aunt, who had died of AIDS—this starting point would lead her to later create her reimagined Swan Lake.Masilo fuses ballet and contemporary dance with African dance steps to create her unique high-speed style. Working in South Africa late 2006, she began to create full-length works based on her love of great stories from ballet such as Carmen and Romeo & Juliet. Swan Lake was the first ballet she had seen as a child. “Like many young dancers, (Masilo) dreamed of one day dancing in such a Swan Lake, though it became clear to her that, as a dancer, she wasn’t going to attain that position in a classical ballet company.” (artsfuse.org) Today, Masilo’s Swan Lake has toured South Africa and Europe extensively to standing ovations.
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da:ns festival 2017 Footwork: Adults & Youth
Discover the joy of movement and fall in love with dance at da:ns festival's Footwork workshops. Conducted by professional instructors, these basic workshops are designed for adults and youths with little or no experience in dance.There's no better way to fall in love with dance than to try dancing yourself. Footwork gives you the opportunity to learn popular dances from the experts and pick up some moves in the months leading up to the da:ns festival, held from 20 - 29 Oct 2017. Save the dates and come celebrate dance with us!Click here for the schedules of the respective shows.Click here for more synopsis of the respective shows.
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da:ns festival 2017 Footwork: Twinkle Toes
Discover the joy of movement and fall in love with dance at da:ns festival’s Footwork workshops. Specially for little ones aged 3–6 years old, and their mummies or daddies. In these dance-play workshops, little tots and their parents can have fun together as they whirl and twirl!There's no better way to fall in love with dance than to try dancing yourself. Footwork gives you the opportunity to learn popular dances from the experts and pick up some moves in the months leading up to the da:ns festival, held from 20 - 29 Oct 2017. Save the dates and come celebrate dance with us! Click here for the schedules of the respective shows.Click here for more synopsis of the respective shows.
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da:ns festival 2017 An Introduction to Balinese Wayang Wong by Satria Lalena
Rarely performed even in Bali, wayang wong is a traditional dance-theatre form that is most notable for the elaborate masks and highly stylised movements that it uses to tell the stories of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana. In this workshop, learn more about this elusive art form and try some of the basic movements that distinguish it from the other dance forms of Bali.
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Esplanade&Me
In finding new ways to bring the arts closer to you, we also want to get to know you better. Esplanade&Me (E&Me) is an opportunity for us to grow our community and strengthen our relationship with you through the arts.E&Me is more than a card for arts lovers; it’s your special pass to experience the arts, a chance to go behind the scenes, a way to support the arts – an opportunity for everyone to be engaged, be involved and be entertained.Visit www.esplanade.com for details  
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PLAYtime! 2017 Koko the Great
Before Koko’s mother leaves for the market, she reminds him never to go beyond the river. The moment he’s alone, Koko wears a pot as a helmet, wields a spatula as a sword and proudly proclaims that he is Koko the Great. Off he goes on his adventure, creating quite a ruckus in the kampong. Join Koko in this terrific adventure story and discover if he goes beyond the river! Walk into the wonderful world of Koko the Great, a kampong alive with colours, friendly animal puppets, sing-a-longs, dance-a-longs, surprises and more! Koko’s tale of adventure was inspired by Singaporean artist Liu Kang’s oil painting, Life by the River. Adapted from the children’s book Koko the Great, written by Natalie Hennedige, illustrated by Twisstii and inspired by Singaporean artist Liu Kang’s oil painting, Life by the River. Directed by Natalie HennedigeScript by Natalie HennedigeMusic by Philip Tan Sensory friendly version of this production will be available on 23 & 26 Aug, Wed & Sat. A sensory friendly performance provides a welcoming and relaxed environment for children, and is particularly suited for those on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. To find out what sensory friendly performances are, visit www.esplanade.com/sensoryfriendly. To purchase tickets to a sensory friendly Koko the Great performance, visit http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cgreat0817
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Ding Yi Chinese Chamber Music Festival 2017 Glimpse of Shanghai 鼎艺华乐室内乐节2017 之《海派的味道》
In Collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bayby Shanghai Hinmony Chinese Traditional Chamber EnsembleShanghai Hinmony Chinese Traditional Chamber Ensemble was established by the time-honoured Shanghai No.1 National Musical Instrument Factory in 2005. It aims to showcase the vitality of traditional Chinese instruments in a modern musical context, through presenting traditional music in its original flavour to integrating innovative elements to create revitalising sounds. As part of the Ding Yi Chinese Chamber Music Festival 2017, the ensemble will present a series of contemporary pieces that include composer Jiang Ying’s Dunhuang, Huangmei Minor, and Shanghai Reminiscences.About Ding Yi Chinese Chamber Music Festival:Commemorating Ding Yi’s 10th anniversary, this year’s edition of the Ding Yi Chinese Chamber Music Festival will be a celebratory showcase of the finest and most innovative Chinese chamber music works by renowned overseas ensembles from Taipei, Shanghai and Chengdu, and also feature a special concert presented by Ding Yi’s graduating musicians.Find out more about the other shows:Ding Yi’s 10th Anniversary Concert by Ding Yi Music Company’s Graduating MusiciansBetween the Weaving Tunes by Taipei Liuqin EnsembleModern Impressions by Chengdu Modern Chamber Orchestra
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da:ns festival 2017 Macho Dancer and Corponomy by Eisa Jocson
“As a woman portraying a seductive male dancer, she is hauntingly accurate. Ms Jocson’s androgynous beauty, paired with the control she uses to undulate her torso or to spin forward on a knee, is stunning; even while grinding on the floor, she never forsakes her taut, calculated tension.”– New York Times“Jocson is transformed by her macho dance. With heavy-boned, thickened limbs, she crunches biceps braided by veins and tilts a meaty shoulder, sleeks her hair and slowly spreads bare thighs with menace, twists and rises as if to a taunt… It is electrifying.” – The Saturday Newspaper One of Philippines' most provocative dance artists, Eisa Jocson explores gender, politics and power relations as seen through the unique socioeconomic lens of her native country. In this doublebill, audiences can experience one of her most iconic works, a transgressive gender-bending performance called Macho Dancer, followed by a performance lecture titled Corponomy, which reflects on Jocson’s conceptual and socially-informed practice.Macho Dancer is inspired by a seductive dance form performed by young men in Manila nightclubs. In this internationally toured piece, Jocson embodies the exaggeratedly masculine and sexual vocabulary – slow gyrations, body undulations, bicep flexing – set to the tenor of power ballads. Here, she enacts what she calls a “gender loop”, where notions of desire and objectification play out back and forth between gender roles without easy resolution. Her strikingly androgynous dance was featured in electronic musician Peaches’ iconic music video for How Do You Like My Cut? (2016).Corponomy, a new commission by the da:ns festival, is a performance lecture that reflects on all her works produced from 2009 to 2017, which are concerned with the representations of the dancing body and the production of fantasy in the service industry. Drawn from the artist’s personal archive of research material, they include investigations into the politics of pole dancing (Death of The Pole Dancer, 2011), Filipino hostess culture in Japan (Host, 2015) and Filipino entertainers working in Disneyland (Princess, 2017; Your Highness, 2017).About the Eisa Jocson: Born in the Philipines, Eisa Jocson was trained as a visual artist, with a background in ballet and pole dancing. Her first public art interventions started when she would climb up and 'tag' public flagpoles. Later, she expanded to investigating the social economics, mobility, and the gendered body in the entertainment industry. Her artistic practice involves embodying personae such as a pole dancer, a macho dancer, a Japanese hostess and a Disney princess. Poised between observing popular culture and subversive power relations, these works confront our perceptions of sexuality, gender formation and seduction politics.Her solo triptych of Death of the Pole Dancer (2011), Macho Dancer (2013) and Host (2015) were all commissioned and presented extensively in major contemporary dance festivals worldwide. The trilogy has been fully exhibited at LIVEWORKS festival in Sydney (2016) and Counterpulse festival & SF MOMA in San Francisco (2016).  Right after its premiere, Macho Dancer won the prestigious Zürcher Kantonalbank Acknowledgement Prize at the Zurich Theaterspektakel Festival in 2013.Corponomy is commissioned by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay for da:ns festival
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Moonfest 艺满中秋 2017 Parent-Child Workshop: DIY Dough Figurine 亲子同欢: 捏面人 Conducted by Catherine Loo 黎燕琼
Learn the vanishing art of dough figurine making with your child. Create a mooncake-tea set and a cute jade rabbit companion!Conducted in English & Mandarin.Advisory: Recommended for children aged 6 to 12 years old with an accompanying parent/guardian. Accompanying adults must be above 16. Admission only for children aged 5 and up.
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da:ns festival 2017 An Introduction to Thai Khon by Pichet Klunchun Dance Company
Fusing dance, drama, pantomime and music, Thai khon is the classical dance-drama form of Thailand, best known for bringing to life the Ramakien, the Thai version of the Hindu epic the Ramayana. In this workshop, led by renowned dancer and choreographer Pichet Klunchun, learn more about this refined art form and try out some of its basic postures and gestures.About Pichet KlunchunA recipient of the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award (2014), Pichet Klunchun is known for creating movement vocabularies and methodologies that expand boundaries of traditional and contemporary dance in Bangkok. He trained in khon at the age of 16 under Chaiyot Khummanee, one of the most regarded khon masters in Thailand. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in fine and applied arts at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, he pursued theatre both as a dancer and choreographer. He has participated in intercultural performances and collaborated in a work with French artist Jerome Bel, which has toured the world to critical acclaim. Klunchun's many world-class awards include Routes ECF Princess Margriet Award for Cultural Diversity (2008) and the Chevalier of the French Arts and Literature Order (2012).Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay previously commissioned Pichet Klunchun Dance Company’s Black and White in 2011 and Dancing with Death in 2016.
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Tales They Told Me - An Album Launch by Chok Kerong Mosaic Associate Artist
Multifaceted keyboardist Chok Kerong presents his latest album, Tales They Told Me, his studio follow-up to 2015’s ELEVEN, which showcased his work as a composer and arranger. Returning to the organ trio format, Kerong shares his personal journey through plain-spoken melodies that blend shades of soul, jazz, the blues, pop and Brazilian music, exploring the meaningful connections between seemingly disparate musical sources and the essential element within these forms that unifies them all.Performing with him are likeminded colleagues Andrew Lim (guitar) and Soh Wen Ming (drums).
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da:ns festival 2017 Footwork: Happy Feet
Discover the joy of movement and fall in love with dance at da:ns festival’s Footwork workshops. Conducted by professional instructors, these basic workshops are designed for adults aged 55 years old and above with little or no experience in dance.There's no better way to fall in love with dance than to try dancing yourself. Footwork gives you the opportunity to learn popular dances from the experts and pick up some moves in the months leading up to the da:ns festival, held from 20 - 29  Oct 2017. Save the dates and come celebrate dance with us! Click here for the schedules of the respective shows.Click here for more synopsis of the respective shows.
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Moonfest 艺满中秋 2017 Parent-Child Workshop: DIY Snowskin Mooncakes 亲子同欢: 冰皮月饼制作 Conducted by Bloop Desserts Studio | Bloop甜点工作室
Back by popular demand! Learn to make snowskin mooncakes with your child, and bring home your tasty creations to savour!Conducted in English & Mandarin.Advisory: Recommended for children aged 6 to 12 years old with an accompanying parent/guardian. Accompanying adults must be above 16. Admission only for children aged 5 and up.
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Moonfest 艺满中秋 2017 Soulful Steps – An Ethnic Dance & Music Recital “寻心之路”少数民族舞蹈音乐专场
Dancers: Gauhar Bahet, Hao Na, Tan Junyuan and Zha Xi La BaMusicians: Chen Xibo, Erbol Orazkhan, La Zhong, Mural BimuratTravel across China and take in the mystic beauty of Dai, Kazakh, Mongol and Tibetan dances, performed by award-winning folk dance graduates from the Minzu University of China, one of the top universities in China specialising in ethnic studies and the arts.Paired with live music played on instruments like the dombra (long-necked lute) from the Kazakhs, morin khuur (horsehead fiddle) from the Mongols and eagle-bone flute from Tibet, the dancers portray stories and beliefs such as the Tibetan beliefs towards life and death, the celebration of nature for nomadic Mongols, a Kazakh girl’s mixed emotions as a bride-to-be, and the pattra-leaf culture of the Dai, that fuses seamlessly with modern interpretations.This performance, produced by Orgin Culture and Arts, features Professor Meng Xiaoyan, Dean of Minzu University of China College of Dance, who opens the programme and shed light on the unique characteristics, histories and evolution of these ethnic dances, allowing the audience to have a deeper understanding of the essences of Chinese folk dances.A Moonfest 2017 commission.
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da:ns festival 2017 Footwork: Parents & Kids
Discover the joy of movement and fall in love with dance at da:ns festival's Footwork workshops. A great way for parents and kids aged 7-10 years old to bond and have lots of fun and laughter!There's no better way to fall in love with dance than to try dancing yourself. Footwork gives you the opportunity to learn popular dances from the experts and pick up some moves in the months leading up to the da:ns festival, held from 20 - 29 Oct 2017. Save the dates and come celebrate dance with us! Click here for the schedules of the respective shows. Click here for more synopsis of the respective shows.
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